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After a small delay with customs, The Legend Of The Wizard Laird has arrived.

It has taken 2 years from Neil's passing to get here, but I'm sure everyone will agree once they see the deck in person that the wait was worth it.

The final deck that Neil finished himself, and possibly his best!!

Thank you everyone for your support.

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10Sep

Firstly, I'm still getting several requests a week asking for any Tyldwick decks I have hidden somewhere, or if and when they will be reprinted. I have explained that the original deck was produced in a limited run of 2000 copies, any reprint would therefore go against that original concept. Those of you lucky enough to own one, will have paid a premium price for a limited deck, so after a lot of consideration and soul searching, here is the definitive and final answer!

The deck will be reprinted!

In order to make this possible, there will be some changes made. Don't panic, I'm not interfering with the card images themselves (even I realise that would be criminal). However, there will be a small change to the back of the card, I'll keep the original pattern, but just change. the colouring slightly, I always found the original a little too 'busy'. The tuck box will go, and the gold edging of the card will be altered too, although I'm still not sure of the exact colour, maybe a bit more brass than gold.

I have no time frame for this 2nd edition arrival, the box is causing me a few issues! Once these are resolved I'll post updates.


The good news just keeps coming today!

I'm so happy to announce that after a few small issues at the printers, the Wizard Laird is now fully printed. The 2 sizes are currently being packaged and prepared for shipping.this deck was completed by Neil before his sudden death, the only things. needing to be finished were the final touches to both the box, and booklet cover.

Although my input to this deck has been mostly insignificant, it is with a great sense of pride and achievement that soon I will be able to deliver one of his final ideas to the community who have been so supportive to me during this process.




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Well, so much for my 2 weeks in the sun! No sooner had I left the UK than out government placed France on the at risk lists, meaning I would need to quarantine for 14 days upon my return.

So, after some frantic messaging and a few days of worry, hotels dates got changed, and our crossing back to the UK was changed. We're now all at home, enjoying the british weather through the window, but at least the kids will be able to return to school on time.

This time has however given me an opportunity to sift through a lot of Neil's work. There are some ideas that had only just begun to take shape and a few that are over half way to completion! 

The one project that has caught my eye is his interpretation of the Marseille Tarot, taking the classic image and giving it an aged appearance to make it suited to other Malpertuis decks.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this, is it something I should consider pursuing? Would anybody be interested in owning a copy?




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17Jul

The Samples Have Arrived


After what seems like forever, with lockdowns and closures, things are slowly returning to the new 'normal'.

The preproduction decks arrived, and they are definitely worth the wait, the images are gorgeous. They look so much better in my hand than the images I've been looking at on my screen for so long!

I've got a few small issues to overcome with the LWB, but nothing serious, and I therefore hope to have the decks into full production in the next week or so. Unfortunately, it would seem that nothing about this project is destined to run smoothly, the delivery date will most likely coincide with my family holiday! So it may be into the middle of September before the first decks are ready to sent out.

I'm still waiting on the final shipping costs, and import fees, so at this time I'm unable to confirm the final retail prices fro the 2 different sizes, but I'm confident that they will be a similar cost to all other Malpertuis decks. 

I'm so excited for everyone to see them!


Joe

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28Feb

As I'm sure everyone is aware the Corona Virus is causing chaos across the globe!

This includes myself!

Having finally found a printer interested in producing the Wizard Laird decks, the virus came at just the wrong time. The final small issues had all been resolved, and the final pre-prodution samples were about to be printed, but unfortunately the chosen printer is based in China, and with the whole country in lock down, the process has come to complete stop.

I hope to have the deck into print soon after the virus has been resolved, and business returns to normal.

Until then, please join me in sending our thoughts to all those affected by this health crisis, and wish everyone a speedy recovery. The world is a big place, but the fact we are all susceptible to something so small is humbling.


Joe

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19Dec

During my year end stock take and tidy up, I've put together some decks for sale through a new seconds page.

All these decks come at a reduced price, yet all cards are still presented in perfect condition as you'd only expect. There are also some pre-production sample decks, which are presented in a plain white tuck box, but all other aspects are exactly the same.

For those of you that are lucky enough to own and cherish a Tlydwick Tarot deck, I also have a collection of single cards, which have come from damaged decks. If you are in need any replacement cards for your existing deck please contact me at info@malpertuis.co. Due to an issue with the print process, the only card I have no spares of is the last card in the deck, the King of Coins.

Joe Lovell

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30Nov

It is with great pleasure that I can now confirm that the Legend of the Wizard Laird deck now has a printer!

I never thought that when I began to investigate the printing process it would be this difficult, I listened to Neil's tales of companies not replying to emails, sending ridiculously over inflated quotes, and generally giving the impression that they were not interested in the work being offered!

Today that has changed, I have accepted a quote and can now begin the final proofing process. There is still a long was to go before the deck in both its sizes are with me in its physical form, but at last I know it will happen.

So, to all those people who are as keen as myself to see and own this deck, please be patient a little while longer.



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07Nov

Coming Soon

I'm sure most people reading this will be familiar with Neil's Legend of the Wizard Laird deck, this was his final project to be completed, at the time of his death he had just managed to secure a printer for the deck and was undergoing the final proofing process. Unfortunately, he shared some of his desires for this deck with his family, he neglected to share which printer he had chosen, so 12 months after his death the task fell to me to complete his final masterpiece - no small task.

Much as he himself struggled, as have I, there has been a very frustrating period of non-communication with several people, but I'm pleased to say that at long last I believe progress is being made. 

Once there is more information on a possible delivery date of these 2 decks, I will post details of the decks and costs.


Joe 


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